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WA4CZDV-Discs 1-99 (1943-1944)

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During WWII the government produced and distributed 78 RPM "Victory Discs," or V-Discs, to U.S. troops all over the world. The records were to be destroyed after the war but many of them survived. :)

A lot of the V-Disc material was taken from radio programs like Command Performance; you can find out more in the book V-Discs: A History and Discography by Richard Sears.

Any error or typo is mine. :)

Since the gov't produced and distributed these records they are public domain but if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice. Thanks. :)

Here's the links to the entire set of V-Discs that I've uploaded to Archive.Org:

V-Discs 1-99 (1943-1944)

V-Discs 100-199 (1943-1944)

V-Discs 200-299 (1944)

V-Discs 300-399 (1944-1945)

V-Discs 400-499 (1945)

V-Discs 500-599 (1945-1946)

V-Discs 600-699 (1946)

V-Discs 700-799 (1946-1947)

V-Discs 800-899 (1947-1949)

V-Discs 900-903 (1949)



This audio is part of the collection: WWII Era Audio Recordings
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Artist/Composer: WA4CZD
Keywords: V-Discs; Swing; World War II; Jazz; World War, 1939-1945; Big Band; WWII; ...-

Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark 1.0


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Bea Wain with Orchestra - Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer 322.0 KB
386.2 KB
Bea Wain with Orchestra - Put Your Arms Around Me Honey 314.6 KB
411.3 KB
Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra, with Vocal Refrain by Frank Sinatra and Chorus - Blue Skies 595.1 KB
728.1 KB
Dinah Shore and Bing Crosby - It Ain't Necessarily So 625.1 KB
732.7 KB
John Charles Thomas - Home On The Range 502.3 KB
544.2 KB
John Charles Thomas - Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle 419.3 KB
447.0 KB
Andre Kostelantz and his Orchestra - Oklahoma Medley Pt 1&2 1.4 MB
1.7 MB
Eddie Cantor - In My Arms 692.8 KB
902.2 KB
Marion Hutton and the Modernaires - Johnny Zero 439.8 KB
530.7 KB
Dinah Shore with Orchestra - Murder He Says 600.8 KB
693.6 KB
Mark Warnow with the Lyn Murray Singers - Che Li 323.6 KB
378.3 KB
Mark Warnow with the Lyn Murray Singers - Meadowland 484.4 KB
570.8 KB
Mark Warnow with the Lyn Murray Singers - I've Got Sixpence & When The Yanks Go Marching In 812.7 KB
964.3 KB
Fred Waring and the Fort Slocum Band - Man To Man 668.5 KB
798.0 KB
Alvino Rey and his Orchestra - The Army Air Corps 484.4 KB
599.4 KB
Fort Slocum Band - The Caissons Go Rolling Along parody 399.7 KB
501.0 KB
Benny Goodman and his Orchestra - Sing, Sing, Sing Pt1&2 1.2 MB
1.7 MB
Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra with the Four Lee Sisters - Let's Get Lost 502.3 KB
640.4 KB
Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra with the Four V's - The Corporal Told The Private 478.3 KB
602.2 KB
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Don't Get Around Much Anymore 628.9 KB
690.1 KB
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Warm Valley 601.5 KB
686.2 KB
Artie Shaw and his Orchestra - Begin The Beguine 631.9 KB
695.4 KB
Artie Shaw and his Orchestra - Nightmare 477.1 KB
581.1 KB
Teddy Wilson - How High The Moon 815.8 KB
854.0 KB
Teddy Wilson - Russian Lullabye 790.2 KB
882.7 KB
Sgt. Ace Goodrich with Orchestra - Hup! Tup! Thrup! Four! 413.5 KB
596.7 KB
Sgt. Ace Goodrich with Orchestra - The Little Brown Suit My Uncle Bought Me 343.3 KB
525.4 KB
Cpl. Ziggy Lane with Orchestra - Love Sometimes Has To Wait 844.2 KB
1.1 MB
Cpl. Ziggy Lane with Orchestra - Jumping To The Jukebox (From the Ft. Hamilton show Stars and Gripes) 639.0 KB
826.5 KB
Cpl. Ziggy Lane with Orchestra - My Pin-Up Girl (From the Ft. Hamilton show Stars and Gripes) 941.9 KB
1.1 MB
Bing Crosby - You Are My Sunshine 429.6 KB
490.1 KB
Dinah Shore - You'll Never Know 383.1 KB
482.3 KB
Dinah Shore and Bing Crosby - It's A Long, Long Way To Tipperary 402.1 KB
491.2 KB
Kate Smith - Wait For Me Mary 650.0 KB
863.9 KB
Army Air Forces Orchestra - Stairway To The Stars 599.3 KB
700.5 KB
Army Air Forces Orchestra - A Handful Of Stars 775.5 KB
839.9 KB
Hazel Scott - People Will Say We're In Love 668.3 KB
765.3 KB
Hazel Scott & Sidney Catlett - Honeysuckle Rose 782.4 KB
865.0 KB
Arturo Toscanini & the NBC Symphony - Garibaldi's War Hymn 791.2 KB
949.3 KB
Arturo Toscanini & the NBC Symphony - Stars and Stripes Forever 535.9 KB
774.3 KB
Fats Waller - Ain't Misbehaving & Two Sleepy People 1.0 MB
1.0 MB
Fats Waller - Slightly Less Than Wonderful & There's A Gal In My Life 1,010.5 KB
1.0 MB
Count Basie and his Orchestra - G.I. Stomp 428.1 KB
535.0 KB
Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra - I've Got Rhythm 364.6 KB
468.0 KB
Count Basie and his Orchestra - Dance Of The Gremlins 787.1 KB
921.4 KB
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, scat vocal Cootie Williams - Ring Dem Bells 540.9 KB
608.9 KB
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Perdido 586.5 KB
680.1 KB
Benny Goodman - Bugle Call Rag 586.1 KB
608.9 KB
Benny Goodman - Sometimes I'm Happy 709.7 KB
758.4 KB
Glenn Miller - Moonlight Serenade 588.3 KB
657.7 KB
Glenn Miller, with vocals by Tex Beneke - My Melancholy Baby 616.0 KB
706.9 KB
Andre Kostelantz and his Orchestra - I've Got You Under My Skin 477.1 KB
589.4 KB
Andre Kostelantz and his Orchestra - La Golindrina & Mexican Hat Dance 571.2 KB
784.5 KB
Goldman Band - On The Campus 493.7 KB
589.6 KB
Goldman Band - With Trumpet and Drums 393.7 KB
462.3 KB
Goldman Band - Korcoran Cadets 400.7 KB
492.2 KB
Goldman Band - Southern Melodies 373.8 KB
445.4 KB
Harry James and his Orchestra - Caprice Viennois 765.1 KB
915.9 KB
Harry James and his Orchestra - Feet Draggin' Blues 581.1 KB
675.4 KB
Josh White - Blues In Berlin 413.6 KB
490.3 KB
Josh White - The Lass With The Delicate Air 572.8 KB
720.3 KB
Artie Shaw and his Orchestra - Stardust 664.2 KB
734.6 KB
Artie Shaw and his Orchestra - Moonglow 636.1 KB
719.3 KB
Dorothy Kirsten and Felix Knight with Orchestra and Chorus - My Hero 532.5 KB
666.3 KB
Dorothy Kirsten and Felix Knight with Orchestra and Chorus - One Alone 529.4 KB
664.3 KB
Richard Dyer-Bennett - The Keeper Of The Eddystone Light 264.7 KB
316.8 KB
Richard Dyer-Bennett - Venezuela 433.7 KB
536.5 KB
Richard Dyer-Bennett - Foggy, Foggy Dew 531.7 KB
646.0 KB
Bing Crosby, Chorus, and Orchestra - Silent Night 227.4 KB
264.1 KB
Chorus and Organ - Joy To The World 379.6 KB
480.1 KB
Chorus and Organ - It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 711.0 KB
737.0 KB
Richard Crooks With Organ - Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem 791.2 KB
757.8 KB
Chorus With Organ - As With Gladness Men Of Old & Hark The Herald Angels Sing 527.1 KB
712.3 KB
Kenneth Spencer - Head Like A Rock & Lindy Lou 688.4 KB
799.0 KB
Paul Robeson - Deep River 314.9 KB
461.1 KB
Paul Robeson - I'm Goin' To Tell All My Troubles To God 313.0 KB
480.2 KB
Boston Pops Orchestra (Arthur Fiedler, conductor) - Jalousie 622.4 KB
895.4 KB
Boston Pops Orchestra (Arthur Fiedler, conductor) - El Capitan 338.5 KB
521.0 KB
Boston Pops Orchestra (Arthur Fiedler, conductor) - Washington Post March 707.0 KB
848.5 KB
Loumell Morgan Trio - Blues In The Night 664.4 KB
797.8 KB
Loumell Morgan Trio - Hit That Jive, Jack! 391.0 KB
425.6 KB
Loumell Morgan Trio - Slender, Tender And Tall 488.1 KB
509.8 KB
Loumell Morgan Trio - Them There Eyes 310.8 KB
323.9 KB
Al Goodman and his Orchestra - Let Me Call You Sweetheart 476.4 KB
569.7 KB
Al Goodman and his Orchestra - Moonlight and Roses 599.0 KB
697.5 KB
Harry James and his Orchestra - Velvet Moon 724.7 KB
728.6 KB
Harry James and his Orchestra with vocals by Helen Forrest - I Heard You Cried Last Night 636.4 KB
651.6 KB
David Rose and his Orchestra - Our Waltz 621.8 KB
717.3 KB
David Rose and his Orchestra - Holiday For Strings 469.9 KB
520.4 KB
The Goldman Band - King Cotton 450.3 KB
590.2 KB
The Goldman Band - Officer Of The Day March 421.6 KB
474.1 KB
The Goldman Band - Our Director 430.6 KB
519.8 KB
The Goldman Band - Second Connecticut March 455.6 KB
572.3 KB
The Goldman Band - On The Mall 599.6 KB
639.7 KB
The Goldman Band - American Patrol 664.0 KB
728.5 KB
Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra - Dance Of The Hours Pt1&2 1.5 MB
1.9 MB
Manhattan Beach Coast Guard Band - Hail Purdue 352.1 KB
356.2 KB
Manhattan Beach Coast Guard Band - Semper Paratus 413.9 KB
418.1 KB
Manhattan Beach Coast Guard Band - Anchors Aweigh 593.8 KB
575.3 KB
Manhattan Beach Coast Guard Band - Marine's Hymn 387.3 KB
393.5 KB
Captain Glenn Miller and the 418th AAFTC Band - Stardust 745.2 KB
922.6 KB
The 418th AAFTC Band Under the Direction of Captain Glenn Miller - St. Louis Blues March 824.6 KB
981.2 KB
Hal McIntyre and his Orchestra - If You Please 607.5 KB
656.2 KB
Hal McIntyre and his Orchestra - Paper Doll 575.6 KB
629.8 KB
Hal McIntyre and his Orchestra - The Sheep In The Meadow 367.8 KB
422.0 KB
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Mood Indigo 547.3 KB
587.2 KB
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Are You Stickin'? 622.9 KB
572.4 KB
Hazel Scott - Body And Soul 916.6 KB
806.2 KB
Hazel Scott and Sidney Catlett - C Jam Blues 835.4 KB
838.0 KB
Tommy Tucker Time - I Never Mentioned Your Name 336.5 KB
438.6 KB
Tommy Tucker Time - They're Either Too Young Or Too Old 369.8 KB
406.9 KB
Tommy Tucker Time - There's A Flame Still Burning 609.4 KB
824.0 KB
Sammy Kaye and his Orchestra - Hut 2-3-4 512.7 KB
612.4 KB
Sammy Kaye and his Orchestra - Victory March: Notre Dame 488.8 KB
577.5 KB
Sammy Kaye and his Orchestra - Move It Over 499.2 KB
620.7 KB
Sammy Kaye and his Orchestra - No Love, No Nothin' 445.7 KB
528.0 KB
Frank Sinatra - I Only Have Eyes For You 692.4 KB
800.2 KB
Frank Sinatra - Kiss Me Again 415.6 KB
498.5 KB
Frank Sinatra - There's Gonna Be A Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin 397.7 KB
510.3 KB
Fats Waller - This Is So Nice It Must Be Illegal & Martinique 624.3 KB
842.5 KB
Fats Waller - Hallelujah 352.8 KB
373.7 KB
Fats Waller - Waller Jive 237.3 KB
253.7 KB
David Rose and his Orchestra - Poinciana 573.1 KB
642.4 KB
David Rose and his Orchestra - The Way You Look Tonight 563.9 KB
651.9 KB
Hal Kemp and his Orchestra, vocals by Skinnay Ennis - Got A Date With An Angel 449.7 KB
497.0 KB
Hal Kemp and his Orchestra, vocals by Skinnay Ennis - Whispers In The Dark 604.2 KB
683.5 KB
Hal Kemp and his Orchestra, vocals by Skinnay Ennis - Lamplight 534.5 KB
670.4 KB
Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons - Cuttin' The Boogie 458.8 KB
409.6 KB
Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons - Foot Pedal Boogie 523.9 KB
436.0 KB
Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons - Boogie Woogie Man 641.5 KB
523.8 KB
Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons - Pine Creek Boogie 553.2 KB
490.4 KB
Dr. Clayton - My Own Blues 472.8 KB
545.0 KB
Dr. Clayton - On The Killin' Floor 463.1 KB
522.8 KB
Dr. Clayton - Pearl Harbor Blues 584.3 KB
564.2 KB
Del Courtney and his Orchestra - Journey To A Star & My Ideal 574.0 KB
666.3 KB
Del Courtney and his Orchestra - My Ideal 523.6 KB
582.3 KB
Del Courtney and his Orchestra - Blue Rain 560.4 KB
679.2 KB
Red Norvo and his Overseas Spotlight Band - 1-2-3-4 Jump 864.9 KB
906.0 KB
Red Norvo and his Overseas Spotlight Band - In A Mellow Tone 986.7 KB
1.1 MB
Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra - Well Git It 569.6 KB
674.0 KB
Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra - Then I'll Be Happy 719.4 KB
824.6 KB
Carol Bruce with Red Norvo - Embraceable You 678.6 KB
816.1 KB
Carol Bruce with Red Norvo - Message 55.4 KB
77.9 KB
Carol Bruce with Red Norvo - Abraham 365.8 KB
420.3 KB
Carol Bruce with Red Norvo and his Overseas Spotlight Band - Something For The Boys 395.9 KB
461.1 KB
Benny Goodman Sextette - Three Little Words 599.2 KB
597.3 KB
Kate Smith - In A Friendly Little Harbor 622.9 KB
629.8 KB
Andre Kostelanetz and his Orchestra, Vocal by Jan Peerce and Chorus - And Russia Is Her Name 833.5 KB
915.3 KB
Andre Kostelanetz and his Orchestra - March Slav 783.3 KB
878.9 KB
Captain Glenn Miller and the 418th AAFTC Orchestra - Stormy Weather 774.6 KB
922.7 KB
The 418th AAFTC Band Under the Direction of Glenn Miller - Buckle Down, Winsocki 507.0 KB
587.6 KB
The 418th AAFTC Band Under the Direction of Glenn Miller - El Capitan 363.3 KB
387.3 KB
Manhattan Beach Coast Guard Band - Bravura 295.6 KB
299.0 KB
Manhattan Beach Coast Guard Band - Cheerio 562.5 KB
546.4 KB
Manhattan Beach Coast Guard Band - Our Jackies 440.3 KB
438.2 KB
Manhattan Beach Coast Guard Band - Victor's March 475.3 KB
526.6 KB
Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra - For The First Time 774.0 KB
843.1 KB
Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra - Jealous 613.2 KB
680.0 KB
Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra - Zampa Overture Pt1&Pt2 1.2 MB
1.6 MB
Kay Kyser and his Orchestra - Candlelight And Wine 392.8 KB
471.7 KB
Kay Kyser and his Orchestra - Do It Again 293.2 KB
343.4 KB
Kay Kyser and his Orchestra - Victory Polka 378.8 KB
427.9 KB
Kay Kyser and his Orchestra - With My Head In The Clouds 255.1 KB
285.2 KB
Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra - Spirit Of Vienna 862.1 KB
1.0 MB
Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra - Voices Of Spring 914.9 KB
1.0 MB
Marian Anderson with Franz Rupp - Ave Maria 809.8 KB
943.8 KB
Marian Anderson with Franz Rupp - Let Us Break Bread Together 392.4 KB
435.6 KB
Marian Anderson with Franz Rupp - Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child 417.0 KB
582.0 KB
Earl Robinson - The House I Live In 774.1 KB
842.1 KB
Earl Robinson - A Man's A Man For A' That 434.5 KB
475.9 KB
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Reviewer: cartoonland - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 8, 2013
Subject: May I use these v disks in commercial projects?s?
Hi-
Thanks for posting these excellent recordings.
Hi-
My name is Kevin Coffey and I am a cartoonist and animated cartoon filmmaker located in San Francisco.
My website is here: http://cartoonlandanimation.com
I am interested in using, in a commercial context, an audio radio recording made during world war two for "V-disks".
It is available on your site here, where it is categorized as being in the public domain (Creative Commons license:Public Domain Mark 1.0 -)
The actual recording is this one, which you've posted:
http://ia601202.us.archive.org/8/items/V-discs1-991943-1944/1943-11-xx-038-V-Disc-A-Benny-Goodman---Bugle-Call-Rag.mp3

Is there a way for me to verify that these recordings are truly in the public domain as you post?
Thanks so much-
Kevin C.
415 387 2844